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Partner Organisations

There are a range of regional and local organisations supporting businesses across West Sussex.

Find out about the support and advice available from the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership; the three area partnerships; the seven district and borough councils and local education institutions.

  • Coast to Capital LEP

    Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is one of 38 LEPs across England, and includes all of West Sussex in its geography. The LEP is a business led partnership between local authorities and businesses and plays a central role in determining local economic priorities. 

  • Arun District Council

    Visit the Arun District Council's Business Development & Support pages.

  • Adur & Worthing Councils

    Visit the Adur & Worthing Councils Business Support pages.

  • Chichester District Council

    Visit the Chichester District Council's Business Advice & Support pages.

  • Crawley Borough Council

    Visit the Crawley Borough Council Business pages.

  • Horsham District Council

    Visit the Horsham District Council Think Horsham website.

  • Mid Sussex District Council

    Visit the Mid Sussex District Council Licensing and Business pages.

  • Coastal West Sussex Partnership

    The Coastal West Sussex Partnership is a private and public partnership that promotes business and economic growth along the coast.

  • Gatwick Diamond Initiative

    The Gatwick Diamond Initiative is a business-led partnership focussed on key strategic issues and working with a wide range of partners. 

  • Rural West Sussex Partnership

    The Rural West Sussex Partnership supports businesses who want to grow in the rural areas of West Sussex.

  • Universities and Colleges

    Universities and Colleges can be great sources of support for businesses at all stages. You can find further information below.

    University of Chichester - The University offers a range of business support services in areas including business networking, student recruitment, degree apprenticeships and start-up support. Email:

    University of Brighton - The University of Brighton has a long history of working with businesses and can help with recruiting talent, accessing expertise and training workforces. Email: 

    University of Sussex - The University of Sussex can support businesses with a range of services. Get in touch if you are looking to access expertise or would like to know more about recruiting graduates. Email:

    Chichester College Group - The Chichester College Group includes Chichester College, Crawley College and Worthing College. You can find information on developing your workforce with further training and apprenticeships.

    Greater Brighton Metropolitan College - The Greater Brighton MET has campuses in both Worthing (Northbrook) and Brighton. The MET is dedicated to delivering high quality employer services. They can help with bespoke training for current staff or with finding the right apprentice for your business. Email:

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